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In Lagos Another man attempts suicide, jumps into canal

An unidentified man jumped into the canal along the Festac link bridge in Lagos in an attempt to commit suicide.

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Man jumps into canal along Festac link bridge


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Festac experienced some drama when an unidentified man jumped into a canal in the area on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Punch reports that the incident which is sadly becoming to common for taste, drew a lot of residents and passers-by to the scene as rescue workers worked hard to rescue the man.

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Speaking with Sunday Punch, an eyewitness revealed that the motive behind the man's actions remain unknown.

The man reportedly moved very close to the Festac Link Bridge and dived in.

The eyewitness said, “Many local divers tried to save him.’’

As of the time of this report, Punch was yet to ascertain if the body of the man had been recovered.

The spokesperson for the police in Lagos, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, when contacted, disclosed that the command got a report of the incident.

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He said, “I think it was a case of a man who fell into a canal. We are still trying to get more information on it.’’

It remains uncertain if the man was saved or not.

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